Carey Mulligan has been hailed as 'the new Audrey Hepburn' by Variety magazine.
The 24-year-old star, who was rejected by three drama schools, stunned all with her performance in An Education.
Time magazine declared: 'A star is born', reports the Telegraph.
Mulligan, who made her acting debut in 2005, gained widespread recognition for playing the role of Jenny in the movie.
She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.
Image: Carey Mulligan in a scene from An Education